Janet R. Johnson,
age 86 of Chesterton, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Michigan
She was born on
July 29, 1930, to Oscar and Elsie Johnson, both of whom preceded her in
On June 23, 1951,
in Valparaiso, she married Robert Johnson who preceded her in death on
September 17, 2015.
She is survived by
her children Robert (Karen) Johnson Jr. of Portage, Scott A. Johnson of
Chesterton, Karen (John) Taubert of Chesterton, and Sandy Johnson of
Chesterton. Her grandchildren Lisa (G) Bury, Lucas (Erica), Isaac, Elliot
(Nicole), Leon (Brittany), Cedric (Tayler), Keri, Michelle (Tom) Daniels,
and Michael, Taylor, Isaiah, Miranda, Riley, Leslie, Eli, Anna (CJ Morse),
Holly (Chris) Marcero, Kylie (Kevin Heerema), Ian, and Britta. Her sixteen
great-grandchildren, her twin sister, Virginia (Fred) DeBruzzi of
Valparaiso, and her sister-in-law, Doris Dougherty are also surviving.
She is also
preceded in death by her son, Dale A. Johnson, by her brother, Clyde
Johnson, and by her sisters: Helen Hibbetts, Lois Hook, Mildred Hutchinson,
Dorothy Krachey, and Ruth King.
Janet was a member
of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild and
a member of WELCA. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose in
Chesterton. She worked many years at Dreswell Cleaners and helped at the
family business, Johnson Service, for many years. Playing the piano and
organ were her favorite hobbies, but most of all, she loved spending time
with her grandchildren.
will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 11 a.m., at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church, 2050 West 1100 North, Chesterton, with Pastor Erik Grayvold
The family will
receive friends on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
may be given to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Building Fund.
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